Baby steps...

As yesterday's post mentioned, my house is a BIT of a mess at the moment.  So I woke up this morning with a plan.  Actually I have a plan of what I want to do over the next few months but that's another post.  Anyway, I wanted to start in the kitchen since it seemed to be the worst.  It always amazes me how during the rush of the holiday season the pantry, frig and cabinets can get so darn messy.  Maybe it's the addition of all those yummy treats!  Whatever the reason, I decided it was high time to weed out the pantry and frig.  Get rid of all those expired seasonings and salad dressings and tidy it up a bit.  I am always fascinated by blog posts about this sort of thing.  That probably makes me weird but maybe there is some other weird gal out there who would like to read mine. 
So here are some pics of what I had to start with:
So several loads of trash and two Michael Buble CDs later, here it is.

Whew!  Much better!
There still are a few random things left from the holidays but nothing makes me more thankful for my home and family than a stocked pantry and refrigerator.  I know that isn't always the case for some, so let's not forget those who could use our help and love even when the holidays are over.
Well I'm off to the kid's rooms.  Wish me luck!


  1. Look'n good Lori! I SO NEED to clean up my fridge and pantry. You've inspired me, I think I'll do that this afternoon. I need to make a grocery list and this is the perfect way to get started. Thanks for the inspiration.
    PS.. I have to agree, there is something about the holidays that gets my kitchen in an uproar.

  2. Thanks Amy! I always feel so much better when things are in order...of course now my kids can't find anything - but you can't have everything! haha